Uninsured Motorist Accident Lawyer
An uninsured motorist accident lawyer helps clients get the payment they need to cover the many costs they might be facing. At the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm, we know how important it is for our clients to get compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage and any other consequences they’re dealing with.
If you’ve been struck by an insured driver in Austin, you shouldn’t be forced to pay the price for their careless actions simply because they don’t carry insurance. Let the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm help. Contact our team by calling (512) 732-2727 or filling out our online contact form.
The Other Driver is Uninsured. What Now?
After being involved in a crash, you likely asked the other driver for their insurance information, only to come up empty-handed. Though they were required to carry insurance, they have now put you in the unenviable position of looking for other means to get compensation.
The first thing you should do is report the accident to your own insurance company. Cooperate with the representative to the best of your ability. However, if they make you an offer that doesn’t meet your needs, you should not accept it.
After notifying your insurance company of the crash, you should contact an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases. Your attorney will help you review your own insurance policy to determine how much you are entitled to. If the payments offered to you by your insurance company don’t match the expenses you’re facing, your attorney will help you determine the best path toward receiving compensation.
Your Own Insurance Policy Matters – But Don’t Accept an Offer Without Speaking to an Attorney
Insurance companies don’t always make an acceptable offer right out of the gate. In fact, policyholders are often frustrated with the first offer they receive. Many of them don’t realize that the initial offer doesn’t need to be the final offer. When you work with an experienced attorney, you can be sure that your lawyer will deal firmly with your insurer to get all available compensation.
In most uninsured motorist accidents, the at-fault driver doesn’t have a great deal of money. So, your own insurance company will likely be a primary source of compensation. Depending on the policy you have, you can often receive a reasonable amount of compensation that helps you withstand the costs you’re facing. Of course, receiving a fair offer from an insurance company depends on that insurer’s acting in good faith. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes make bad faith offers.
If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or personal injury protection coverage, you are entitled to payment from your insurance company. Make sure you notify your insurer after the wreck, but talk to an attorney before accepting their first offer.
If you’ve been hurt by an uninsured motorist, make sure you work with a lawyer who has experience with these types of cases. Contact the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our team. We know how to get our clients the payment they need. Call us at (512) 732-2727 or fill out our online contact form to get started.
Let the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm Help You Explore Your Options
The options facing someone injured by an uninsured motorist are different than those in a crash with an insured driver, but it’s important to understand that there are almost always options available. You can …
- File a lawsuit against the at-fault driver
- File an uninsured motorist claim with your own insurance company
- File a third-party claim against anyone else that bears responsibility for the accident.
Each of these options carries its own set of advantages and disadvantages. We want to help you understand the best path available and pursue your interests to get you the payment you need.
Contact an Austin Uninsured Motorist Lawyer Today
We know how difficult life can be after a crash. It’s even worse when the crash involves a driver that didn’t fulfill their obligation of carrying insurance. You are likely worried about how this process might unfold, but you should know that you probably have more available options than you realized.
At the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm, we help injured people get compensation. Our clients know that we’ll fight for maximum compensation and use our resources to get them the help and care they need.
We offer free consultations, so we can find out more about your case and give you our initial assessment. The Evans & Herlihy Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that if we don’t win your case, you owe us nothing.
Put us to work on your case. Call the Austin uninsured motorist accident lawyers at the Evans & Herlihy Law Firm at (512) 732-2727 or fill out our online contact form today to get started.